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The Stables

Plush, near Piddletrenthide, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 5
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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This pet friendly property is surrounded by countryside and is great for larger parties holidaying together.

The Stables is a detached stable conversion and benefits from a large, open-plan kitchen/dining-room with a high ceiling and beams, a living room with a wood-burning stove and also has its own garden with great views over the surrounding countryside. The holiday property stands in the grounds of the owners’ 650-acre organic dairy farm; there are lovely walks from the doorstep amid the farmland. The Dorset Gap is nearby for walks amid stunning scenery, while sandy bays and nature reserves can be found along the World Heritage Coastline just 18 miles away. Dorchester (Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge) is within driving distance for a wide range of attractions, including a lively weekly market with the beautiful Maiden Castle sure to be a highlight. A trip to the charming town of Cerne Abbas with its Tudor architecture, tea rooms and the nearby Cerne Giant is also a must on any itinerary.
The seaside town of Weymouth with splendid harbour, Georgian seafront and long sandy beach makes a great day out and the ferry for day trips to the Channel Islands also leaves from the town. Just a few of the pretty Dorset villages to explore are Abbotsbury with its sub-tropical garden and swannery, Milton Abbas (the first planned settlement in England) with whitewashed thatched cottages and the 14th-century abbey, NT Corfe Castle and Lulworth with famous natural cove and over the hill to Durdle Door. There are RSPB reserves at Arne near Wareham and two at Weymouth. With good golf courses in the vicinity and a selection of excellent inns and restaurants within 7 miles, this truly is an ideal location to suit a variety of holiday needs. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

The Stables (DXS) and Armswell House (DQT) can be booked together to accommodate up to 32 guests.

One step to entrance. Large living room with wood-burning stove, beams and French doors. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with elec range (for cooking)/dining room with Belfast sink and butcher’s block. Bootroom. Shower room with toilet. Step from hall to remaining rooms. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms each with low sloping ceiling; one double and one small twin. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio with furniture
  • Access to 650 acres of farmland
  • Parking (for 7 cars)
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    We had a family weekend at the cottage in February and had a great time. There was plenty of space for our group of 8 adults, 2 children, 2 babies and dogs. The owners were very accommodating and friendly (the Victoria sponge cake was very tasty). Everything we needed was provided. There are good walks direct from the property and many more locally. There are small village shops within a few miles and a pub a couple of miles away, but if you need a supermarket it’s a trip to Dorchester. The setting is beautiful and a small stream runs across the attached paddock. The trade off for the lovely countryside and peaceful surroundings is having to drive along single track lanes shared by tractors and lorries to get anywhere (unless you’re a serious rambler) but that didn’t spoil it for us. We would highly recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    Would I return, probably not as we like to explore different locations. Would I recommend The Stables - ABSOLUTELY, 100%. We spent a truly memorable Xmas week here. A lovely property in a lovely location. Sufficiently remote yet close enough to "civilisation" (Dorchester!!!). Our whole family, myself, my wife, our 3 children, their partners and our six grandchildren aged 16months to 12 years. The kids loved watching the cows being milked and feeding the pigs. The whole team at the farm made us feel extremely welcome and pretty much gave us free access to the whole farm. The walks around the farm provide some wonderful views, especially if the weather is fine. The lovely cake awaiting our arrival also doubled as a birthday cake for our eldest son. So, anyone reading this please treat yourselves to a stay at The Stables. I would be very surprised if you were disappointed in any way.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    A well laid out holiday house, with a good mix of twins and doubles. Lots of good communal space with a spacious kitchen/dining room.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    The Stables was perfect for our family get-together and we really enjoyed our stay there. The property was spacious, homely, and well equipped and we would definately stay there again - possibly a bit remote for many people but we didn`t mind that as it gave us a chance to see surrounding countryside and villages and not far to the coast.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2018
    This wonderful accommodation is definitely rural. Farm based; the owners invited us to walk around the farm, view the calves, or visit the dairy to watch the milking taking place. Gorgeous, easy walks directly from the farm to the top of the hills to enjoy views of the surrounding countryside. There is a pub in Plush, a 1.5mile walk away, that served good food. Take a torch if you are walking, there are NO streetlights. The yard provided plenty of gravel-free parking for 14 motorbikes, so there would be plenty of room for several cars. The property itself is warm and clean, and very well equipped. The lounge has plenty of seating, and a log burning stove which was easy to light. There is a ready supply of logs outside too. One of the best places our group has stayed in. We loved it.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2018
    Really is a lovely spacious property. The only thing that would prevent us from re- booking were the excessive amount of flies. Even though the owners had put up fly screens, it is on an organic dairy farm and I guess this year there are more flies around. It was quite difficult to prepare meals and we were unable to leave anything out. Otherwise it was clean, very well stocked, has a good dishwasher and spacious.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Very comfortable and clean. It is very well equipped with 2 fridges and a freezer big cooker and lots of pots and pans. The cake that was on the table when we arrived was lovely and very welcome. The garden is lovely for the children to play in. The children enjoyed the farm and also the climb up the hill through the woods.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2018
    Great cottage, well equipt for large parties and great communal space. Location is quite rural but very peaceful, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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